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Analysis and comments on Fear by Raymond Carver

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Comment 3 of 13, added on October 25th, 2004 at 3:34 PM.

Fear of commenting this masterpiece; wouldn't dare, master. (However, the
final sentence punched me in the face; Carver's greatness echoes here too
—and its loud).

Juan Hincapié from Colombia
Comment 2 of 13, added on September 23rd, 2004 at 11:00 AM.

I believe this poem is full of insight into the authors attempt to live
with the constant struggle of facing fear on a minute by minute basis every
single day. I found it's repetativeness to be enlightening and fearless and
to be the driving force of eash word that followed. I enjoyed it's "in your
face" approach with nothing hidden.

Karen M. Wagner from United States
Comment 1 of 13, added on September 20th, 2004 at 10:19 PM.

Ray Was my great uncle, I didn't know him well, for he died 16 days before
I was born. I believe that this poem, although repetitive, shows really
what he was thinking, anyone who has had to go though death, whether scared
or not, has got to have some kind of thought prosses on the subject. This,
I believe was his.
I love Ray's work, it is my insperation for my own poetry.

Brittni from United States

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Poet: Raymond Carver
Poem: Fear
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Sep 30 2000

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